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    What Your Coral Needs

    This updated and simplified, easy to read ‘at a glance’ chart lists basic coral needs such as light, water flow, and food as well as aggressiveness and how easy or difficult they are to keep for commonly found corals in reef and marine aquariums. It can help both new and experienced reefkeepers and aquarists make better choices when selecting corals; help better meet the needs of your tank inhabitants, and make you more successful.

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  • Reefkeeping Magazines

    Reefkeeping Publications

    Magazines can keep you up to date on the latest trends in reef keeping and marine aquarium. From livestock to equipment, to the latest advances magazines, either print or online, […]

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  • Search for the LFS (Local Fish Store) near you

    Find Local Fish Stores

    The Local Fish Store (LFS) is a resource not all of us have easy access to, and even when you do, visiting other stores is fun and can lead to […]

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  • Reefkeeping Events List

    Find Swaps, Shows, & Events

    Whether you are looking to go to one of the big industry shows or you just want to find an area frag swap we can help! You will find all sizes and types of reef keeping, marine, aquarium, and related events – and if you put on a swap or show we are happy to add it!

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breeze block helping to regenerate reefs

An older section of the artificial reef showing signs of colonisation. Photo: R. Aspinall/Triggerfish Photography

Caribbean coral reefs have suffered the effects of hurricanes, overfishing, El Niño events, pollution, invasive species, sea urchin die-off and mass tourism – some loosing over 90% of their coral cover. But in Grenada one project is using towers of concrete to create new “reefs” for marine life to colonize. more at theguardian.com

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first Atlantic based marine monument named

here an octopus, basket star, bivalves, and dozens of cup coral all share the same overhang. The cup corals are Desmophyllum. Image: Deepwater Canyons 2013 - Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS.

The US government has officially created the first Atlantic-based national marine monument off the coast of Cape Cod – the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. It covers an area of 4,913 square miles and is an underwater version of Yellowstone with a forest, caverns, plant life, and marine creatures. Many activists are celebrating the new monument’s creation while […]

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bleaching behavior captured in video

see coral bleaching as it happens

For the first time scientists have captured the behavior of a coral as it is undergoing a bleaching event.  Using a combination of microscope, digital camera and smart tablet to record detailed time-lapse videos of a Heliofungia coral’s physical reaction to heat stress they discovered evidence that it employs pulsed inflation. While scientists have known coral bleaching happens when the relationship between the […]

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